The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcoversa€”featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany a Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte BrApnte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Antonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. Z is for ZafA³n. Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel, an antiquarian book dealera€™s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in what he finds in the a€œcemetery of lost books, a€ a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one JuliAin Carax. But when he sets out to find the authora€™s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Caraxa€™s books in existence. Soon Daniela€™s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelonaa€™s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.I went up to the apartment for a moment to have a quick bite. ... a menagerie of useless bits of junk that I couldna#39;t bring myself to throw away: watches and fountain pens damaged beyond repair, old coins, marbles, wartime bullet cases Ia#39; d found in Laberinto Park, and fading postcards of Barcelona from the turn of the century.

Title:The Shadow of the Wind
Author:Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publisher:Penguin - 2005-01-25


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